Malacca Trip:The Snowball Chicken Rice and Cendol Affair

Malacca’s specialty ice-kacang.

I had no idea what’s wrong with me this summer holidays. I wasn’t really able to enjoy my vacation thoroughly because it was as though I was just suffering from pure bad luck. On the first day of our church retreat to Malacca, I had food poisoning. Goodness gracious! Though it was not as serious as the first food poisoning I had in Paris, but it just felt terrible to be in a state where you can’t stop puking.
It was awful but thank God I recovered quickly and was able to eat normally the next day. Wondering what is the cause of food poisoning? I suspect it’s the tasty, harmless-looking Malacca’s ABC ice kacang (shown right above). Maybe it is or maybe it’s not. Becareful of what you put into your mouths next time!

Malacca River.
A scenic view outside of our hoel.

San Shu Gong!
This is the place to get all the yummy pastries and good O’ coffee.

Famosa Chicken Rice Ball
Famosa is means “famous” in Portuguese. But this isn’t the best restaurant serving chicken rice ball in Malacca. There is a better one in the vicinity but the queue for that particular restaurant was terribly long.

This is a beautiful authentic place for photoshoots.

White chee-can!
The roasted one tasted better. Trust me.

Chicken Rice Balls!
I’m still figuring out why people love to eat rice balls. 
This tofu tasted so raw. Has it been cooked?

This tasted raw too.
As the chef been skiving?
Roasted chicken.

Dumpling soup.

The weather in Malacca was unbearably hot so we head over to Geographer’s cafe to take a “cool” dip.

Corona served with a wedge of lime.

I had Carrot juice.

Does it brings you back to the sixties?

Jonker Walk.

Women in ancient China used to bound their feet with a piece of cloth to achieve smaller feet. They believe that having small feet is beautiful. It seems like there’s quite alot of pain involve to look beautiful.  Think of high heels. Women today don’t have to bound their feet but we strut our stuff in high heels that results in blisters all over our feet. No pain, no gain!

The uncle working in this shop was kind enough to let us have a look at the shoes. 

Peranakan beaded shoes.

Remnants of the past.


Later, we walked along Jonker street to Jonker 88 where we tried their famous desserts such as Cendol.

Very packed!

Yummy cendol rich in coconut milk.

Another photospot.
A touch of European beauty among the portraits of Mau Ze Dong.
A Famosa (Portuguese fortress in Malacca) 
There’s something beautiful among the ruins.
Another great place for photoshoot.

A talented musician liven up the atmosphere with his voice and strings.
He is one amazing street performer that made me stop and stare.

Malacca River flows through the centre of Malacca Town.

Nonya Restaurant
This is one of the good and popular restaurants serving Nonya Peranakan Food.

What is really unique about this restaurant is that it just simple serve dishes cooked and prepared in the most simple and traditional way. It is nothing too fanciful and the taste of the essential ingredients is preserved. The dishes just tasted like home-cooked food. Even the restaurant has a homely-feel to it.

Prawn crackers

Soya Chicken

Stir-fried sotong with Blachan.

Stir-fry spicy prawns

Fried fish

Nonya Chicken Curry

Freshly-squeezed lime juice.

Sour plum juice.
This is a must-try beverage.

Grab a bottle of icy-cold drink to bring down the heat.

Mango Ice-kacang at Jonker 88

Malacca Town is a small town that served great food and has it’s Portuguese-heritage preserved.

Remember to try their chicken rice balls and chendol.

I’ve been here several times as a kid but this town never fails to leave me in awe with it’s well-preserved cultural heritage sites. These are just some things in the past that can never be erased.

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